West Mifflin, PA
Crime Rates


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West Mifflin, PA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in West Mifflin is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in West Mifflin is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, West Mifflin is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, West Mifflin has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in West Mifflin compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared West Mifflin with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether West Mifflin's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how West Mifflin does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in West Mifflin.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that West Mifflin's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in West Mifflin is one in 543.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that West Mifflin's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes West Mifflin a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in West Mifflin is one in 47.

West Mifflin Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 30% of U.S. Cities

West Mifflin Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

West Mifflin 1.84
Pennsylvania 3.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 543

in West Mifflin

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania


Population: 20,075
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 0 19 17
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.00 0.95 0.85


Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

West Mifflin 21.17
Pennsylvania 18.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 47

in West Mifflin

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania

West Mifflin Property CRIMES

Population: 20,075
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 34 373 18
Rate per 1,000 1.69 18.58 0.90

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

West Mifflin Crimes Per Square Mile

West Mifflin 32
Pennsylvania 51